University profile

University of Wolverhampton

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2016/17 edition

About University of Wolverhampton

Overview

The University of Wolverhampton attracts over 23,000 students, who have made Wolverhampton their choice because of its innovative technology, depth of staff expertise and employer-responsive courses. Located in the West Midlands, we are easy to reach from other parts of the UK, and further afield.

As a dynamic, career-focused university with excellent business links, our postgraduate curriculum prepares graduates for opportunities in the business and professional world.

Why choose Wolverhampton?

Academic quality and standards at the University have been highly commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which reviews UK higher education teaching. The university was praised for its 'regard for the student voice' and QAA concluded that confidence could be placed in management of academic standards and the high quality of learning experiences available to students.

The university provides a range of IT facilities to help you with your studies, including an extensive computer provision, wireless Internet, remote-access email, equipment for disabled students, and dedicated staff giving you all the support you need.

Our Careers and Employment Services include a job matching service that can match your skills to full and part-time vacancies and the Student Enabling Centre offers outstanding support to students with disabilities.

On campus sports facilities including a fitness suite, squash courts, exercise classes, indoor and outdoor pitches and swimming pool are open to students, staff and members of the public.

Wolverhampton is situated in the heart of England with a wealth of transport connections, so you'll be less than 20 minutes from Birmingham, one hour from Manchester and less than two hours from London.

A short walk from City campus is the centre of the Wolverhampton where you will find an award winning art gallery that houses a nationally acclaimed pop art collection, the largest outside of London; lots of cafes, bars and restaurants together with all the shops you'll need ranging from clothes, household, electrical, food and other provisions.

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You'll find a Learning Centre on each campus, providing an effective blend of advanced learning resources. E-learning facilities keep you in touch with the service 24-hours a day, seven-days-a-week, and our online catalogue system and telephone service means you can renew or reserve books without leaving the house.

As a postgraduate student, we recognise that you may have additional study needs so that's why we offer a dedicated IT facility that's just for you, as well as silent study rooms for maximum concentration. You'll benefit from an extended book loan period, and you can enjoy access to other academic libraries at universities including Aston, Birmingham, UCE, Coventry, Keele, Staffordshire, Warwick and Worcester. Learning and Information Services.

IT facilities

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The university provides a range of IT facilities to help you with your studies, this includes:
Large computer provision - around 2,000 computers across the university for students to use in school computer labs, Learning Centres, and Social Learning Spaces.

Virtual Learning Environment - WOLF (Wolverhampton Online Learning Framework), is a key system used by students and staff to support learning in almost every subject area, making the university a leader in online learning.

Providing one of the largest wireless networks in UK Higher Education, wi-fi at the university allows students to gain remote access to the Internet across all its campuses. Our e:Vision information gateway allows University students and staff to perform a variety of essential tasks, such as tracking application progress, enrolling, and checking module marks.

Accommodation

Rated one of the best value places to live in the UK, Wolverhampton is a great place to study, the university offers over 2,000 places in our accommodation, including over 1,000 rooms with en-suite facilities, suiting all budgets.

Research

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You'll find a growing research community that fosters a spirit of enquiry and a thirst for discovery. In 2009, the university was awarded almost £2 million in recognition of our research excellence. This was a testament to our hard working staff, and a mark of the university's constant drive for discovery and innovation.

The RAE 2008 confirmed the University of Wolverhampton had research ranked as 'world-leading' - the highest accolade - for a percentage of work in eight of the areas submitted. All 11 units of assessment had work deemed to be 'internationally-recognised' - the second highest grade.

What our students say:

"All in all, I have found my time at the University of Wolverhampton a great experience, both challenging and rewarding in equal measure."
Jo Mills

"Wolverhampton is a grand place to study... Every drop of this experience has truly been rewarding."
Papa Yaw Oppong-Frempong (International student from Ghana)

"Working full-time, the MSc Construction Project Management was a challenge but with dedication it is achievable. I planned my week in advance and was realistic about my everyday demands."
Claire Hughes

"I think Wolverhampton itself is a good city for students; many places are accessible by walking, it's not very expensive, it has many pubs to hang out with friends and beautiful West Park is ideal for walks and jogging."
Anna Nikiel (International student from Poland)

"After competing the MA, I plan to continue studying and undertake a PhD with a view to a career in academia. The infectious enthusiasm of the lecturers at the University has been pivotal in this decision, I owe a great deal to all staff who have helped me to realise my potential."
Leonie Jackson

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